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Fahnestock Winter Park

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1570 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512
Latitude 41.471962600700003
Longitude -73.821716902399999

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Pet Policy

No dogs on groomed ski and snowshoe trails.

Situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the winter park is nestled in the 16,000 acre Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State ParkFahnestock Winter Park offers cross country skiing, snoeshoeing and sledding/ tubing. We have 20 km of machine groomed ski trails and an extensive network of blazed snowshoe trails. Trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic Skiing. We have rental equipment for Skate Skiing , Classic Skiing, Snowshoes, Sledding Tubes and tow behind skier baby polks. Equipment is available for all ages and ability levels. The Park features a Concession stand with hot food and beverages, snacks and cold drinks. Seating is available indoors or outside around the firepit. Restrooms and changing rooms are available.

The Winter Park is located at an elevation of 1,100 feet which helps capture addition snow during storms. Along with a forested northwest trail system, this helps maintain a good snow base. There is a great variety of terrain which caters to all ability levels. Check out our detailed trail map in Map section. Beginners and Families find the park particularly enjoyable because it offers lots of easy terrain to ski on near the lodge. Trails snake away from the lodge offering lots of  intermediate and advanced terrain that will challenge all skier levels . When ice conditions permit we groom ski trails on both upper and lower Canopus lakes which skiers of all ability levels really like. 3 snowshoe trails cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced snowshoers. Children and adults love our fast, groomed sledding hill adjacent to the parking lot.

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Telephone: XC Ski Center: (845) 225-3998. This phone is only active and answered when ski center is open. When Ski Center is closed please call Main Park Office at 845-225-7207 for general park information. 

Weather at Fahnestock Winter Park: provides the most accurate weather reports for the Ski Area.

Hiking, Walking, Trail Running and Dogs: Are not allowed on the ski trails due to the damage that can be caused to the snow on the trails. Hikers must wear snowshoes when at Fahnestock Winter Park. There are many other places in the park where these activities can be enjoyed in the winter. Please call the park office 845-225-7207 for details.

Fat Tire Bikes or Bikes of any kind: not allowed due to the damage they do to the ski trails. There are many other areas in the park where these activities can be enjoyed in the winter. Please call the park office at 845-225-7207 for details.

ATV, UTV, Dirtbikes, Snowmobiles or Motorized Vehicles of any kind not allowed on the ski trails or anywhere in Fahnestock State Park

Watch the Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park and Hudson Highlands State Parks video, produced for Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands by Anthony Sherin and narrated by Jane Alexander. 

Hours of Operation

  • Fahnestock Winter Park Operating schedule is always weather dependent. Please check conditions daily before travelling under ski conditions reports.

    Open 7 days a week 9am to 4:30pm (subject to snow availability)

    *Gate closed at 5:00 p.m.

    Park is closed December 25th

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Please note, both the Empire Pass and Golden Park Pass are not accepted at this location. 

  • Trail Pass (Skiing, Snowshoe)
  • Adult - $12
    Senior (62+) - $10
    Junior (Under 17)- $10
  • Sledding Pass
  • $3
  • Ski Rentals (per day)
  • Adult: $18
    Junior: $15
  • Snowshoe Rentals
  • Adult $15 per Day or $7 per hour
    Junior $14 per day or $7 per hour

  • Sledding Tube Rentals
  • $4 per hour
  • Baby Sled (polk)
  • $20 per day or $7 per hour


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Did You Know? XC skiing burns more calories per hour than any other fitness sport.

Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Food * Café with hot food snacks and drinks.
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing